Thursday, May 16, 2013


We welcomed in another sweet little one this week!  His name is Moses Muwanguzi {which is a Luganda word meaning winner}.  GSF has worked with his family before and his siblings are the 2 little ones that came last week.  He is 4 years old, but is extremely malnourished and is about the same size as his 20 month old sister.
He does not move very much, but can scoot across the floor a little bit.   He has a possibility of scoliosis, which may have stunted his growth a little and made it hard for him to move.  He is not so sure about playing with the other kids yet, but loves all the new toys he is finding.  He especially likes the little baby piano and the shaker. He is settling in to his new home and is often found sitting away from the other kids or on someones lap, with his little tongue sticking out {as seen in the first picture}.  He is very shy at first, but will warm up eventually and gives lots of smiles and an occasional laugh.  Just as with all of our kids, it is sad that he had to come, because of his situation, but we are so glad he is here now!  It has been good to have the three siblings reunited, although they don't interact much.

{Sebastian and Moses will both be taken to the orthopedic hospital on Monday, Sebastian goes in just for a check up of his cleft pallet surgery and Moses will be going to get checked for Scoliosis.  Please be praying!}

Monday, May 13, 2013


This picture has nothing to do with this post, but you know ... I can't write a post without a picture.

L {age 6}: “Does God take your bones or just your heart?”
R {age 8}: “No, your bones go into the ground, into the dirt.”
S {age 9}: “Yes, don’t you know, we were made from dirt.”
L: “Eh, we were made from dust?”
S: Pointing to her dark skin “Yes, you see, made from dirt!”
L: “Caralina, were we made from the dirt?”
Me: “Yes, that’s what the Bible says.”
L: “What about you, you were made from dirt?”
Me: “Yes.”
S: “But you’re WHITE!”
Me: “Well, the Bible says we were all made from the dust.”
R: “And then God covered you?!?”
I had this conversation right after baby Maria passed away.  I held in my laughter until after I walked away, and then I couldn’t help but laugh.  It was a good little humor break to a rough day.

Friday, May 10, 2013

New Kids

We have had three new kids come in within the past two weeks.  GSF has been trying to keep an eye on little Anthony {AKA Tony} since he was about 8 months old.  His two older brothers came in at that time.  He is now 2 years old and it seemed like it would be best for him to move to GSF.  The three brothers have loved being reunited as they have not all three been together in almost 2 years.
Tony and his brothers, Gabriel and Jerald
On Wednesday, Shakira, 20 months, and Ibra, 7 weeks were welcomed into our 'family'.  GSF has also been keeping an eye on these sweet babies, for a few months.  Sweet Shakira had a harder time being in a new environment for the first day.  Now, she has adjusted well and loves playing with all her new friends.  Little Ibra slept most of his first day, but was awake a bit more yesterday.
Trying to figure out my white skin and the camera on her first day.
So much happier!
Sweet little Ibra sleeping

We have loved getting to know these kids and have them here.  Welcome to the family, sweet babies!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Safe in His Arms

Maria's first day at GSF
Late Friday night, baby Maria went to be with Jesus.  We know she is safe in his arms, but it is hard.  Please keep everyone at GSF and her family in your prayers.  We appreciate the prayers you lifted up for her in the short time she lived at GSF.
Photo credit: Dayna
Maria, we are so glad you got to be a part of our 'family' for a month.  We miss you.  Love you forever!